Are you passionate about running your own business one day? Do you want to learn how to motivate people in work? If so, this technical apprenticeship can help you move forward with your career. You’ll learn several skills, such as how to create lasting client relationships and how to inspire trust among co-workers.  

This apprenticeship is useful for people who want to improve their business knowledge. If you’re an administrator with a goal of managing your own office, the apprenticeship can help you progress. If you work as a data entry clerkyou can gain the skills which can fast track you to becoming your own boss.  

A business administration apprenticeship gives you the chance to develop transferable skills, like problem solving. This versatility means you could work across many industries. You could become an account manager in a digital agency or the managing director of a banking firm. Whatever role you’re looking for, this apprenticeship can help you find one you’re passionate about.  

What's the qualification?

You’ll gain a qualification in Business Administration at SCQF level 8 or aboveThe qualification includes:  

  • core units of an SVQ in Business Administration at SCQF level 8 or above
  • a range of optional units  

SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

As part of your work, you’ll learn how to:   

  • manage people in a business setting  
  • develop and maintain strong working relationships  
  • carry out best safety practices  
  • develop own business knowledge   

This apprenticeship will help you develop core skills such as:   

  • teamwork  
  • time management  
  • numeracy 
  • communication 
  • problem-solving    

These transferable skills can be used for different jobs such as senior secretary or executive officer.  

Where could it take me?

This Technical Apprenticeship gives you many optionsChoose to carry on your education by studying for a business degree or progress in your career.   

Further study: You could go on to study for a higher qualification like a business HND or HNC. Go to university and study for a degree in business management. Your experience will support your application.   

Straight to work: Make the most of your qualifications and move into a manager position. You could go on to the following jobs:  

  • Administration manager 
  • Office manager 
  • Senior secretary 
  • Personal assistant 
  • Executive officer  

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship.   


This Technical Apprenticeship will take between 12-24 months to complete.  

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